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Editorial: Trump's budget priorities are, unsurprisingly, disheartening

The endless press coverage notwithstanding, the details of President Donald Trump's new $4.7 trillion budget proposal - the cuts here, the increases there - aren't all that important in the long run. Congress typically ignores most, if not all, of the headline-grabbing initiatives presidents pack into their annual spending blueprints. And with Democrats now controlling the House, Trump's plan is even more likely to get the doorstop treatment.

Still, the budget is a major statement about presidential priorities, and Trump's

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